The '''John Butler Trio''' are an Australian Folk music|roots
and jam band
led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler (musician)|John Butler
, an Australasian Performing Right Association|APRA
-award winning musician. They formed in Fremantle, Western Australia|Fremantle
in 1998 with Jason McGann on drums and Gavin Shoesmith
on bass. By 2009, the trio consisted of Butler with Byron Luiters
on bass and Nicky Bomba
on drums and percussion, the latter being replaced by Grant Gerathy in 2013.
The band's second studio album, ''Three (The John Butler Trio album)|Three
'' (2001) reached the top 30 in the Australian album charts and achieved platinum sales. The band's subsequent studio albums: ''Sunrise Over Sea
'' (2004); ''Grand National (album)|Grand National
'' (2007); and ''April Uprising (album)|April Uprising
'' (2010) all debuted at the number one position on the Australian album charts,...